New smoker here!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jaybuurn, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Hello SMF!

    My name in James the San Francisco bay area. I got my first smoker from my wifes cousin.[​IMG] it was in bad shape, Rust, thick grease in the smoker box, fire box had i guess was layers of rust. So once the weather got nice i went outside and went to town on the smoker. took apart the fire box (broke of four of the seven bolts). Took a hard wire bush and wire brush drill attachment and took off the rust. Then i painted. whew tired all over again.
    Now to the good stuff.

    Today i got two slabs of pork spare ribs. i have been up and down this forum getting all the info i can. i got some ideas and tossed on a rub, wrapped it up and its sleeping in the fridge. so any tips for a smoker newbie send em by
  2. Hi James & welcome to SMF. I like your smoker & the xlnt job you did on cleaning it up & painting it. I hope that you used some high heat primer underneath the final finish coat. Looking forward to some xlnt smokes w/qviews.
  3. danmcg

    danmcg OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    welcome to the forums Jaybuurn. Nice work cleaning up that smoker!
  4. yup yup i sure did. next i'm going to do some mods.
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Say James, looks like you're ready to jump start that smoker. Welcome to the SMF my friend.
  6. bassman

    bassman OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. That's a nice job on the smoker.
  7. morkdach

    morkdach OTBS Member

    welcome and nice job on the rusty ole smoker it nice to see it come back to life.
  8. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF James and good job on the rusty okd smoker
  9. seenred

    seenred Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hello James, welcome to SMF. Nice job on the smoker. Looks like you've got it ready to turn out some great Q. Good luck with your spares. If you've searched the threads on pork, you'll be ok. Just remember to keep it low and slow, and thin and blue. If you haven't already, you should sign up for Jeff's 5 day e-course. Its got some good stuff for beginners.
  10. jdt

    jdt SMF Premier Member

    welcome to the SMF James from another James
  11. txbbqman

    txbbqman SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the family
  12. azrocker

    azrocker SMF Premier Member

    Good job on the smoker[​IMG]
  13. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to smf James. Glad to have you here.
  14. grothe

    grothe OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard James...real nice job on the restoration!
  15. Welcome to the board!!!! It's a great resource.
  16. ok ran in to trouble... i got my coals nice and hot and i couldnt get my smoke box up to temp. what i think is the problem was i had the coals sitting on the "ash tray". its a tray at the bottom of the smoker. i took that out and moved the coals to an old rack to help get air in there. now im trying to get it to temp

    keep yall posted
  17. irishteabear

    irishteabear OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
  18. cowgirl

    cowgirl OTBS Member

    Nice job on that smoker James! Welcome to the forum too. :)

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